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Re: License issue

On Jun 16 13:36, Jani tiainen wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 15 13:51, Avraham H. Fraenkel wrote:
> >>If I am writing a short C program, comply it with GCC, and put the exe 
> >>and the cygwin dll in my site, should I add something?
> >
> >Yes, the sources of your application as well as the sources of the
> >Cygwin DLL, according to the GPL.  If you don't distribute the sources,
> >you don't apply to the licensing.
> IANAL(Y)... =)
> Well you exactly don't have to but sources on (same) web site...
> For further information see:
> And few headers downwards. That should answer to most of questions.

That was an unnecessary extension.  If you don't provide the sources
on the same medium as the binaries, you're infringing the Cygwin license.
That's it.  The only excemption from that rule is if you purchase a
special Cygwin buyout license from Red Hat but I don't think that's what
the OP was asking for.


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